[XeTeX] xelatex not working

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Wed Aug 9 20:36:03 CEST 2006

On 9 Aug 2006, at 6:59 pm, Joshua Grauman wrote:

> Ok, so I got past the xkeyval problem, and have another one ;)
> This is my error:
> (/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf-local/tex/xelatex/xkeyval/keyval.tex)))
> fontspec.cfg loaded.
> (/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf-local/tex/xelatex/fontspec/ 
> fontspec.cfg))
> (./Hebrew3.aux) [1] (./Hebrew3.aux) )
> (null) -> Hebrew3.pdf
> [1
> ** ERROR ** Unable to find TFM file "cmr10".

That's coming from xdvipdfmx, rather than xetex itself. Where is  
xdvipdfmx installed? If it didn't end up in the same location as  
other tex-related binaries, then it may not find the same  
configuration files.

Note that some systems keep the binaries themselves in a platform- 
specific directory under .../teTeX/bin/...., and place symlinks into / 
usr/local/bin or similar; installing a program like xdvipdfmx  
directly into /usr/local/bin may not work in this case, as it won't  
find the same texmf.cnf. Try comparing the results of:
     ls -l `which xetex`
     ls -l `which xdvipdfmx`

(But I don't know how the Slackware packages are set up; this may not  
be relevant.)


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